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College Net

This site has information for researching, applying to and getting help for colleges.

The site is well-designed and user-friendly. The control panel approach on the home page makes it easy to delineate the categories, and subsequent links are in basic list format.

This site has a valuable search engine for finding information on various colleges and institutions. Visitors can narrow a search by region, sport, major, and tuition. Searches are directly hotlinked to the homepages of the schools. Students and parents also can compare schools by detailed profiles provided by ACT. The site offers information on applying to schools -- with links to the applications. More than 1500 customized Internet admissions applications are available online. The site also provides an excellent section on financial aid, that includes a link that allows students to complete an online application for Federal Student Aid. Additionally, a scholarship search allows users to search more than 600,000 awards totaling more than $1.6 billion. The link to college resources contains general information on going to college and links to a variety of subjects. Overall, this is an excellent starting point for a high school student beginning to consider colleges.